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Huntington in Huntington County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Huntington High School

 
 
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By Willard McKinzie, July 27, 2011
1. Huntington High School Marker
Inscription. This site served Huntington as both Huntington High School (1918 -1970) and Crestview Jr. High School (1970 - 1998) for a period of 82 years. Many distinguished citizens graduated from these schools and went on to serve their community and country. Vice President Dan Quayle and U.S. Congressman J. Edward Roush were among the many to serve well.

Huntington High School opened in the fall of 1918. The site was donated to the Huntington School System by the son of General Slack and in honor his father General James R. Slack who had distinguished himself during the Civil War as a general. it was declared the most beautiful building in the city and the pride of the town. It was built of the finest materials. It contained four floors, a gym. and an ornately decorated auditorium with hand-painted murals on either side of the stage. In 1955 an addition to the school was completed which included a cafeteria, elevator, extra classrooms, and a new WVSH radiobroadcasting studio.
 
Location. 40° 53.148′ N, 85° 29.719′ W. Marker is in Huntington, Indiana, in Huntington County. Marker is at the intersection of Guilford St. and E. John St. (Road Hunting), on the left when traveling south on Guilford St.. Click for map. This marker in a flower bed at the Southwest

Huntington High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Willard McKinzie, July 27, 2011
2. Huntington High School Marker
corner of General Slack Park. Marker is in this post office area: Huntington IN 46750, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General James R. Slack (here, next to this marker); Rock House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Burk's Lock (about 700 feet away); Canal Landing on Washington Street / Jefferson Park Mall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Huntington County War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ex Parte Milligan (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Memory of the Huntington County Boys who lost their lives in the Great War. (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Huntington County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Huntington.
 
Categories. Education
 
Huntington High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Willard McKinzie, July 27, 2011
3. Huntington High School Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Willard McKinzie of Huntington, Indiana. This page has been viewed 467 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Willard McKinzie of Huntington, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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